Sanford (gr. II) winner Overdriven will undergo tests following the cancellation of an Aug. 18 scheduled breeze, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
The colt, owned by Mike Repole, stepped onto the main track shortly after the renovation break under exercise rider Patti Krotenko, poised to breeze a half-mile in company as he prepared for the Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I) on Sept. 5.
However, after watching Overdriven jog on the track, Pletcher cut the work short and had Krotenko gallop him 1 1/2 miles instead.
“I am a little uncomfortable with the way the horse is moving on the racetrack,” said Pletcher. “He seems fine back at the barn and all the tests we’ve done seem negative. I’m just not happy with the way he’s moving, so I am going to (schedule) a nuclear scintigraphy just to be safe.”
Pletcher said plans for the Hopeful are up in the air.
Overdriven, a son of Tale of the Cat purchased for $350,000 as a yearling, is perfect in two starts.